"Nova Helvetiae Tabula", Hondius/Jansson
Period: 1630 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
20.5 x 15.8 inches
52.1 x 40.1 cm
A superb carte-a-figures map of Switzerland. Men and women representing the nobility, merchant, and peasant classes flank the map. At top are vignettes of five major cities and at bottom two more bird's eye views flank the distance scale. Geographically the rugged terrain and numerous lakes are nicely shown.
Old repairs on centerfold, including paper replacement just entering the vignette of Bern at top, with border facsimile.